Levingston Delivers Dixilyn-Field 87

Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas, recently delivered the self-elevating mobile offshore drilling rig Dixilyn-Field 87 to its owners, the Dixilyn-Field Drilling Company of Houston. The Dixilyn-Field 87 is a Levingston Class 111-C jackup,


Promet Private Limited Completes Jackup Service Barge For Sun Contractors

Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched its second self-propelled jackup wells e r v i c e b a r g e , named Frank Purkey (shown above). Built for Sun Contractors, this barge was delivered at the end of May 1981. The Frank Purkey measures 110 feet by 50 feet by 10 feet.

Far East-Levingston Delivers Pool Rig 144

Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. in Singapore recently completed and delivered another jackup rig to Pool Company of Houston. Named Pool Rig 144, the 160-foot-water-depth jackup was towed to its location in the Arabian Gulf to operate for ARAMCO.

Promet Private Launches Jackup Drilling Rig For Sedco

Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched the Sedco 160 (shown above). Under construction for Sedco, Inc. of Dallas, the rig is a BMC-150 Baker Marine designed, self-elevating independent leg type equipped with three independent tubular legs of 260 feet,

Mainland China Places Order Worth $2 Million For Rucker Petroleum Drilling Equipment

The People's Republic of China has ordered petroleum drilling controls and blowout preventers valued at approximately $2 million from The Rucker Company, a major producer of petroleum drilling and well production equipment. Company officials said

Houston Offshore Takes Delivery Of Two New Rigs, Orders Another

Houston Offshore International, Inc., Houston, Texas, has taken delivery on two Sabine-class rigs and has ordered the Sabine V, president Jerry E. Chiles announced recently. The new rig will be built at Bethlehem Steel's Singapore shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in September 1982.

Republic Of China Orders Offshore Platforms From National Supply Company

Negotiations between the People's Republic of China and the National Supply Company, division of Armco Steel Corporation, Houston, Texas, have been completed for the sale of two offshore oil production platforms valued at more than $15 million, it was announced by Ted Rogers,

Choctaw Asks Title XI For Rig Reconstruction To Cost $86 Million

Choctaw D r i l l i n g Company, Houston, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction or reconstruction of three drilling vessels. Two of the vessels are expected to be employed initially

Fact Sheet Describes And Illustrates New Multiple-Size Rams

NL Rig Equipment of Houston has prepared a fact sheet illustrating and describing the new Shaffer Multi-Ramâ„¢ multiple-size rams. The new rams are designed to close and seal on drill pipe from 31,/, to 5 inches in diameter, making Multi-Ram rams

Pool Arctic Alaska Orders Bardex Hydranautics Island Rig Skidding System

Pool Arctic Alaska Anchorage has contracted with Bardex Hydranautics for a rig skidding system which Pool Arctic Alaska will use for Sohio on the Endicot artificial island project in the Beaufort Sea. The system will perform transverse rig skidding over

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